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Idealized Design: Creating an Organization’s Future by Herbert J. Addison, Jason Magidson, Russell L. Ackoff

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Chapter 11. The Health-Care Challenge: A National Health-Care System A Health-Care Mall

 

“About half the debtors cited medical causes, indicating that between 1.850 and 2.227 million Americans (filers plus dependents) experienced medical bankruptcy.”[1]

 
 --Study in Health Affairs: The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere

The disparity between health care available to different members of society is deplorable. In this chapter, we apply idealized design first to a national health-care system that delivers care equitably to everyone, and then to an improved way of delivering it locally.

A National Health-Care System

Almost everyone agrees that the U.S. health-care system is not ideal. It is estimated that 45 million people have no health coverage. The ...

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